Development Project

Strenghten community initiatives to sustain community-based services in Bandarban district

For many years, UNDP has successfully operated Mobile Satellite Clinics in very remote areas of this district, where no health support infrastructure is available. The aim of the project was to support and to strengthen the community. For instance, the Satellite Clinic Management Committee members were motivated to sustain these community based health services in the future. HOPE’87-Bangladesh developed a comprehensive facilitation guidebook with necessary tools for streamlining all field level activities.

Hope for the Ayoreo children of Carmelo Peralta

This project was located in the Chaco Region in Carmelo Peralta, a distant city in Alto Paraguay, which is part of the Paraguayan Pantanal. The Ayoreo tribe needed a small multifunctional youth centre, a place where young people could meet on a regular basis to pass their time, to read and to exchange information, to plan how to save and to live their cultural heritage and also to get skills training for income generation.

Enabling access to affordable quality education through a centre of excellence for underprivileged/low income groups

The project was successfully completed in December 2012. It was co-funded by TEDDS (Trust for Education and Development of Deserving Students) and through the Pakistan-Italian Debt for Development Swap Agreement (PIDSA). The project was initiated in December 2010 as a two-year-project in which HOPE’87-Pakistan provided monitoring and evaluation services during the project implementation. Moreover, a purpose-built school campus with modern educational tools, equipment, and furniture is now available.

Skills training for self-employment STEC

There are two established training centres in Chittagong Hill Tracts, focusing on skills development of young people in order to create self-employment opportunities. The local partner NGO TOYMU is running these training centres with financial and technical support from HOPE’87. Previously, no such residential and non-residential skills training centres existed in the very remote areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Therefore, many young people, particularly girls and adolescents, remained unskilled, neglected, deprived and thus marginalised.

International youth exchange programme-community learning trip to development projects

HOPE'87-Bangladesh arranges youth exchange programmes between Bangladesh and other countries every year in order to promote youth networks, the sharing of experience and the creation of opportunities to acquire practical knowledge on education and youth employment initiatives. In 2013, four exchange programmes were arranged on a reciprocal basis and 48 visitors and young people took part in the programme.

Monitoring of educational activities for the primary school Parcelles Assainies

Regarding the integrated project to fight against poverty in the suburbs of Dakar (Phase I), the UNESCO Foundation supported the construction and rehabilitation of four classrooms of the school of Parcelles Assainies Unité 10 in 2011. Phase II involved the construction of four additional classrooms and the equipment of the computer room. HOPE'87-Senegal, in partnership with teachers, parents and the Inspectorate of Education and Training, continues to monitor educational activities and is raising awareness about the importance of sending children, especially girls, to school.

Social centre for handicapped youth: AGAPIS

HOPE’87 and the Foundation UNESCO - Education for Children in Need supported the establishment of the future social centre for physically challenged youth, “Agapis Sf Dumitru“, managed by Father Pavel Borshevschi of the Moldovan-Orthodox Church in Chisinau. In July 2014, the General Secretary of HOPE‘87, Mr Robert Ottitsch, attended the centre’s topping-out ceremony led by the Metropolit of the Moldovan-Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolit Vladimir, who expressed his deep satisfaction with the project, which was beneficial for approximately 750 young people with disabilities.

Transporting aid supplies to the Republic of Moldova

Many social facilities in the Republic of Moldova have to survive without any financial support from the government or local authorities and have to fight for their very existence every single day. Facility managers are therefore forced to concentrate on the essentials, neglecting special needs of their customers or long-term strategies. They welcome any additional help.

“Revenire în forţă”: Workshop on job orientation and career guidance in Austria and the Republic of Moldova

The rising demand for a young and well-educated workforce, in particular skilled workers and craftsmen, combined with a high rate of youth unemployment often due to insufficient training and education, have made it necessary to rethink the current educational and vocational training system of the Republic of Moldova. In order to address the tense socio-economic situation in the country, Moldova is making efforts to modernise the sector concerning vocational training and the school-to-job transition process.

Alphabetization and bilingual education for young people without access to regular education

With the support of the Austrian association “Barmherzigkeit e.V.” two projects were financed in the rural communities of Tanghin Dassouri and Komki-Ipala.

The alphabetisation project allowed 240 persons, including 180 young women and 60 young men, to receive training in reading, writing and basic management techniques. They also received simplified tools in the local language, such as agricultural production and planning charts, account books and balance and inventory sheet.